One of the most beautiful, lyrical albums we've ever heard from Henry Threadgill – a set that still has all the sharp edges you might know from his other work, but which also comes across with a slightly more sensitive sound as well! The compositions are beautiful – really well-written ... read moreCD
Players include Tomonao Haro on trumpet, Kosuke Mine on saxophone, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Yuichi Inoue on piano, Yoshio Suzuki on bas, and Masahiko Osaka on drums. Tracks are a mix of standards and originals by members of the group. CD
(Out of print, 1997 pressing – obi has a small Japanese promo sticker over barcode, disc has a "sample" stamp on hub.)
One of the strangest records in the solo career of Paul McCartney – an all-instrumental reworking of his album Ram – issued here under the name of the mysterious Percy Thrillington! The album circulated very poorly at the time, but is a real tribute to the growing genius of McCartney ... (Rock, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Throttle Elevator Music have done a great job of evolving their sound over the years – working with core contributions from Matt Montgomery on bass and piano, Erik Jekabson on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Gregory Howe on guitar, bass, Hammond, and keyboards – all rounded out nicely by ... read moreCD
Trombonist Justin Thurgur has spend time on the more global side of the scene in London during recent years – and here, he brings that experience to bear on a jazz set with a very unusual vibe! It's not easy to pick the straight influences of the tunes – there's currents of Afro Funk ... read moreCD
Trombonist Justin Thurgur has spend time on the more global side of the scene in London during recent years – and here, he brings that experience to bear on a jazz set with a very unusual vibe! It's not easy to pick the straight influences of the tunes – there's currents of Afro Funk ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant assemblage of players – working here under the Timeless All Stars tag, because they'd all recorded for the label – but held together much more deeply through a rich tradition of west coast soul jazz! The team of Harold Land and Bobby Hutcherson are wonderfully united for ... read moreCD
Masterful work from one of the greatest all-star groups in jazz – a short lived sextet that featured some of the best players working for Timeless Records – and a group that recalls the brilliance of the early recordings of Harold Land and Bobby Hutcherson! Both Hutcherson and Land are ... read moreCD
A real classic by Cal – one of the trademark albums of his time at Verve, and a unique blend of jazz, Latin, and other groovy influences! The tunes have that lightly jazzy approach that made Cal a hit with the radio and jukebox crowds at the time – a bossa-influenced mix of vibes, ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes obi. Obi and CD sleeve have a small cutout hole in the corner.)
Arguably THE classic Cal Tjader album of the 60s – a landmark album that crossed over equally into Latin, jazz, and mainstream audiences – and a stone cooker that's filled with smoking little grooves! The set's probably best known for its title track "Soul Sauce" – one ... read moreCD
The title gets it right on this one – as the set's one of Cal's greatest straight jazz albums of the early years – done in a harder, and more soulful mode than some of his Latin-based sets from the time! The album features 2 different groups, both of them great – a main quintet ... read moreCD
A walearic classic from the Japanese scene of the early 80s – a set that's definitely got some of the Latin elements promised in the title, but which also resonates strongly with some of the more electronic modes of the time! The tunes are instrumental, and often a bit jazzy – but also ... read moreCD
A trio session with Joona Toivanen on piano, Tapani Toivanen on bas, and Olavi Louhivouri on drums. Tracks are all originals and include "Five Years", "Walrus", "Shades Of Gray", "Sleeping Treasure", and "Aava". CD
With Wingy Carpenter, Tatti Smith, Otis Hicks, Buddy Johnson, Yack Taylor, Jean Eldridge, Nora Lee King & Red Richards. CD
(Out of print.)
Charles Tolliver —
Connect ... CD Gearbox (UK), 2020. New Copy ...
A stunner of a set from legendary trumpeter Charles Tolliver – and a record that shows that he's lost none of his brilliance since the years of his 70s recordings for the Strata East label! The format here is a bit like those – long tracks by a small group, with an outward appearance ... read moreCD
Charles Tolliver —
Connect ... LP Gearbox (UK), 2020. New Copy ...
A stunner of a set from legendary trumpeter Charles Tolliver – and a record that shows that he's lost none of his brilliance since the years of his 70s recordings for the Strata East label! The format here is a bit like those – long tracks by a small group, with an outward appearance ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of a few large group sessions recorded by Charles Tolliver during his years on Strata East – and an amazingly spiritual effort that really brings together the best strands of sounds running through the underground at the time! The format's a bit similar to Tolliver's previous Music Inc ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with light blue labels. NOTE – Cover has half split seams with some tape remnants, a peeled patch and wrinkling at the bottom right corner, and some flaking on back along the bottom.)
With David Deweiler on tenor, Art Hirahara on piano, Fumi Tomita on bass, and Jimmy McBride on drums. Tracks include "Oceanology", "Like Sigmund", "Alice Changes", "Capital Circle", and "Waltz Of The Moon". CD
Heavily grooving Italian jazz from 1960 – featuring the piano of Amedo Tommasi, and the twin-horn team of Cicci Santucci and Enzo Scoppa! Santucci plays trumpet and Scoppa plays tenor, and together, the pair were one of the tightest front lines working south of the Alps. We've stocked sets ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
David Toop & Paul Burwell —
Wounds ... LP Quartz/Song Cycle (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)...
A fantastic set of music from the young David Toop – a package that comes from tapes of improvisations with percussionist Paul Burwell – who plays "a variety of percussion arranged on the floor, and in a kit, most of which fell over immediately prior to this performance"! ... (Out Sound, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautifully personal album from Ralph Towner – a set that's maybe got more going on than just a diary – as the whole thing has a very poetic approach to the sound, one that's really in keeping with the new modes of expression that Towner helped bring to ECM! There's a bit of overdub ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some ring wear.)
Ralph Towner & Gary Burton —
Matchbook ... CD ECM (Germany), 1974. Used ...
Two of the greatest things going for ECM in the 70s – brought together on one record! The vibes of Gary Burton are a wonderful match for the careful guitar work of Ralph Towner – particularly his 12-string guitar, which is used in a space that's somewhere between folk and jazz, and ... read moreCD
Two of the greatest things going for ECM in the 70s – brought together on one record! The vibes of Gary Burton are a wonderful match for the careful guitar work of Ralph Towner – particularly his 12-string guitar, which is used in a space that's somewhere between folk and jazz, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner, surface wear, and a partially unglued top seam.)
Shigeko Toya looks mighty righteous on the cover – and she sounds mighty righteous on the record, too – working both as a pianist and a singer, and with a quality that's very different than most other Japanese vocalists of the time! The tracks are long, and often drenched in deeply ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)
An unusual little session from early 70s Japan – one that features some jazz vocals from Shigeko Toya, but also a fair bit of piano as well – set alongside backing from the trio of Masaru Imada, who plays organ on the numbers that don't feature Toya on the piano! If that sounds ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)
Seth Trachy —
Zygmon ... CD Ropeadope, 2020. New Copy ...
Seth Trachy is the saxophone leader of the group, but the set also features some guest Miguel Zenon on alto – and the two horns often do a great job of flowing and fluttering together – over nicely dynamic rhythms from Glenn Zaleski on piano, Pablo Menares on bass, and Felix Lecaros on ... read moreCD
Nice work from the Trans-Kalahari Quintet – a group that mostly resides in Botswana, but which also has a vibe that reminds us of South African jazz traditions from back in the 70s and 80s! The tunes all have a strong sense of flow – a rhythmic pulse that engages other southern African ... read moreCD
A return to greatness for the legendary Tribe Records scene in Detroit – an underground movement that gave us some spiritual jazz classics in the 70s – then kept on making wonderful music at an even more underground level as the years went on! This set is a collection of work from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A double-length set of work from one of the greatest pianists of the 50s – both of his Atlantic albums together on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Lennie Tristano, from 1955 – darkly imaginative work from the great Tristano – and one of the few full albums he ever cut as ... read moreCD
With Warne Marsh on tenor saxophone & Lee Konitz on alto saxophone. CD
(Out of print.)
Lennie Tristano & Warne Marsh —
Intuition ... CD Capitol, Late 40s/1956. Used ...
Classic modernist jazz from the 50s, long out of print in the US, and issued here in a beautiful CD that includes a huge amount of tracks and good notes on the material! Half of the CD is a reissue of Warne Marsh's rare Jazz Of Two Cities album, a killer two-tenor workout with an icy cool feel, ... read moreCD
Includes mostly solo recordings by Tristano in Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden in late 1965, plus three tunes by the Lee Konitz Quartet, with Phineas Newborn, Oscar Pettiford, and Kenny Clarke on "Star Eyes", and Bill Evans, Nhop, and Alan Dawson on "Detour Ahead" and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare all-instrumental outing from Bobby Troup – best known for his work as a singer and songwriter at the time! But like a number of Bobby's contemporaries on the male vocal scene, Troup was equally well-skilled at handling the keys – no doubt because he'd frequently be called to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the straighter sessions ever recorded by vocalist Bobby Troup – an intimate quartet side, with backing by Howard Roberts on guitar, Bob Enevoldsen on bass, and Don Heath on drums. Bobby sings and plays piano – in that warm, laidback LA style that's made him one of our favorite ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
Magic Moments indeed – a beautiful pre-soundtrack jazz session from Italian pianist Armando Trovajoli, done with a style that's really incredible! The backings have lush strings, bits of harpsichord, and some slight vocals from Miranda Martino – all blended together beautifully, then ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 90s Japanese pressing, with obi and insert.)
Gianluigi Trovesi Ottetto —
Fugace ... CD ECM (Germany), 2003. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Gianluigi Trovesi on alto saxophone, piccolo & alto clarinets, Marco Remondini on cello & electronics, Roberto Bonati on double bass, Marco Micheli on double & electric bass, Vittorio Marinoni on drums, Fulvio Maras on percussion & electronics, Beppe Caruso on trombone & Massimo ... read moreCD
A sweet swing revival set from 80s Japan – served up here by clarinetist Yasutaka Tsutsui – a player we don't really know at all, but who gets a nicely classic vibe on the set! Instrumentation is relatively laidback – usually a smallish combo mode, with piano and guitar providing ... read moreCD
Turn On The Sunlight (Carlos Nino & Friends) —
Warm Waves ... CD Astrollage (Japan), 2020. New Copy ...
A beautiful record that continues the long legacy of spiritual, meditative sounds we've heard from Carlos Nino over the years – and, like most of his recent work, a set that almost seems to define a genre unto itself! The record is a bit hard to peg – as there's definitely some of the ... (New Grooves, Jazz)read moreCD
A strong set of laidback work from the 60s Blue Note years of tenorist Stanley Turrentine – with tracks that include "God Bless The Child", "Willow Weep For Me", "Watch What Happens", "A Child Is Born", and "More Than You Know". CD
(Out of print.)
Stanley Turrentine —
Betcha ... CD Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1979. New Copy ...
Stanley Turrentine's blowing here amidst some soaring arrangements from Gene Page – set in a smoothly soulful territory that draws on all of Page's great work on the LA scene of the 70s, but which still keeps the voice of Stanley very upfront in the mix. There's a bit less of the Turrentine ... read moreCD
A bit hit for Stanley Turrentine – and a pretty darn nice record of extended groovers, with a harder sound than you might expect from the tongue-licking cover, and a title of Sugar! The record's only got three cuts – one of them Stanley's famous version of "Sugar", the other ... read moreCD
Stanley Turrentine —
Sugar ... LP CTI, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ...
A big hit for Stanley Turrentine – and a pretty darn nice record of extended groovers, with a harder sound than you might expect from the tongue-licking cover, and a title of Sugar! The record's only got three cuts – one of them Stanley's famous version of "Sugar", the other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stanley Turrentine —
Sugar Man ... CD CTI/King (Japan), Early 70s. Used ...
A classic set from Stanley "Sugar Man" Turrentine – a nickname the reedman had at the time, given the success of his famous CTI Records version of "Sugar"! This set follows in that same great mode – jazzy, but a bit funky too – although couched with this ... read moreCD
Where it's at with Stanley Turrentine – circa 1962 – a time when the tenorist was really hitting on all burners, and turning out some tremendous work for Blue Note! The album's got Stan working with a special guest – a rare Blue Note appearance from pianist Les McCann, who's also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic early record from tenor giant Stanley Turrentine – a set that's completely hard-hitting, and which has a very different vibe than the sweeter sets he'd cut later in the 70s! Instead, this record is pure hardbop all the way through – with Turrentine matching labelmate Hank ... read moreCD
Stanley Turrentine with The Three Sounds —
Blue Hour ... CD Blue Note, 1960. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
During the early 60s, Blue Note wisely cut a number of sessions that took advantage of their soulful in-house rhythm trio The Three Sounds. The group recorded more than a few successful albums under their own name – but they also did a few great records that feature them backing up a more ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Booklet is clean but a little wavy.)
Never-heard music from from French free jazz legend Francois Tusques – sounds that grew out of a 1968 "happening" experiment he was doing on the Parisian scene – but which then took stronger force as the American avant garde descended on the city during the BYG/Actuel ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work from Francois Tusques – a key member of the Paris jazz scene in the revolutionary year of 1968, and an artist who was very much about the possibilities of the "happening" in jazz! That earlier idea from the art world was a perfect match for the new modes of free jazz ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tweedy plays with orchestra, plus Clar Fischer and Lincoln Mayorga on keyboards, Gene Estes on vibes, Gayle Levant on harp, Shelly Manne and John Guerin on drums, and Charles Berghofer on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole at the bottom left corner. Cover has a DJ Copy sticker.)
A really wonderful trio, and one who are very different than some of the more familiar underground boogie and club acts of their time – as Twylyte 81 seem to be going for a much deeper, more sophisticated style – one that resonates with some of those really unique 70s artists who are ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreCD
A budget package, but a great little record – a lively session from pianist McCoy Tyner, and one that's served up with a good deal of Latin influence in the rhythms! The sound here is easily on a par with any of Tyner's albums for bigger labels – especially Fantasy in the 70s – ... read moreCD
Bold work from McCoy Tyner – a sweet set recorded for the Japanese Denon label in the 80s! The title's a reference to two different trios used by Tyner for the record – one with Avery Sharpe on bass and Louis Hayes on drums, plus a bit of percussion from Steve Thornton – the ... read moreCD
McCoy plays Duke, with surprisingly great results – thanks to an expanded trio format that features lots of additional percussion! McCoy's on piano, working alongside Coltrane bandmates Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – but the real charm of the record comes from Willie ... read moreCD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)
The leaders are sporting some serious 80s fashions on the cover – but the record's got a really solid sort of sound – and an approach that strongly shows the growth in both players since their earlier years at Blue Note! Tyner's a musician who really took off in strides during the 70s ... read moreCD
McCoy Tyner's definitely "reaching forth" here – stretching past obvious piano trio modes, thanks to hip help from Henry Grimes on bass and Roy Haynes on drums! The groove is very open and freewheeling – yet all without being avant or outside – those hip modal-inspired ... read moreCD
Rare Polish live material from two great groups – McCoy Tyner on piano with Azar Lawrence on tenor and soprano sax, playing the long "Walk Spirit Talk Spirit" – and Stan Getz on tenor in a quartet with Billy Hart on drums and Albert Dailey on piano – performing "La ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has light wear and bent corners.)
A nice little tribute to soul, jazz and fusion legend George Benson – and a project that's a labor of love for Benson-devotee, soulful spirit and brilliant guitarist U-Nam – with an allstar lineup that features Ronnie Foster, George Duke, Patrice Rushen, Andreas Oberg, Tim Owens, Marcus ... (Neo Soul, Jazz)read moreCD
A laidback Japanese jazz set from the start of the 80s – filled with warm piano lines, gentle guitar grooves, and some nice moments on tenor! There's a great mellow feel to the record – a quality that's different than other records we've heard of this vintage – still some of the ... read moreCD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)
Gebhard Ullmann, Hans Ludemann, Oliver Potratz & Eric Schaefer —
mikroPULS ... CD Intuition (Germany), 2019. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Tracks include "Flutist With Hat & Shoe", "Enge Bewegung", "Head Quarter", "Ankunft", and "Human Body Upgrade". CD
An early jazzy soundtrack from the great Piero Umiliani – made even better by some key work from Chet Baker on trumpet and Helen Merrill on vocals! The set was done at a time when both artists were spending some time in Italy – shaping the scene with their presence, and really standing ... (Soundtracks, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
University Of Miami Concert Jazz Band —
Halcyon Days ... LP University Of Miami, Late 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
A recording by the University of Miami's jazz band, playing compositions by Bob Meyer, Mike Treni, Gary Lindsay, David Roitstein, and Dave Liebmans. Titles include "Waiting For Godo", "Tender Moments", "Hardball", "Mr Miller", "Bus Stomp", "Pen ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare acetate disc with no information – but which features work by a nicely cooking combo with lots of Hammond and guitar! The Hammond is maybe in the Don Patterson mode – lean and clean, and a bit modern – and side two features an extended take on "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Note: Side 1 has surface noise, side 2 is fine. Plain black acetate, with no label, in a plain white sleeve.)
UNT One O'Clock Lab Band —
Lab 2019 ... CD North Texas Jazz, 2019. Used ...
Darker sounds than usual for this cool Italian combo – a set that still has the cosmic elements of their previous record, but a much sharper edge, and a style that feels a lot more improvised and free! Each of the long tunes build up in a way that's organic – free at the start, then ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic tribute to the great Polish soundtrack composer Krzysztof Komeda – recorded in 1972 for MPS records by a group of Eastern European modernists that were among some of his closest associates! Players include the great trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, who also plays piano on the set; ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few albums ever issued as a leader by Phil Urso – a bright young tenor star in the 50s, known for his work with Chet Baker and Stan Getz! The album features Urso in 3 different settings – one with Getz alumni that include Bob Brookmeyer and Horace Silver, grooving hard on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing with deep groove and RVG etch, in a thin stock flip-back cover. Cover has edge wear, bent corners on the left side, and a name in pen on back.)
Dave Valentin —
Legends ... LP GRP, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
We'll be the first to admit smooth jazz radio has made us very wary of GRP, but the label put out enough nice records in it's early years, we're constantly rethinking that opinion! This early set by Dave Valentin is a great example – as it captures the flautist at his early best, way before ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Art Van Damme & The Singers Unlimited —
Invitation ... LP MPS, 1974. Very Good+ ...
One of the coolest albums ever cut by the Singers Unlimited – thanks to great instrumentation from the mighty Art Van Damme! Art plays accordion – in a way that works perfectly with the banks of sound and sweetness we love from the group – an instrument whose own breathy tones ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has clear tape along the seams.)
The earliest album we've ever seen from pianist Louis Van Dyke – a bit more swinging than some of his later work, but a set that's already got his great sense of space very firmly in place! Half the record features really wonderful vibes from Carl Schulze – stepping out on some numbers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two improvising giants, still very much at the top of their game – and making music that almost has the same intensity as their groundbreaking work from decades back! We've heard often from Peter Brotzmann in recent years, so Fred Van Hove may be the biggest surprise here – as he can ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most striking albums we've heard in years from Ken Vandermark – an album of solo tracks, recorded in the living room of his home, with a wonderfully introspective and exploratory quality! The album instantly achieves a place in a legacy of solo reed work that includes seminal ... read moreCD
The title definitely gets it right – as the set's documents unexpected alchemy between reedman Ken Vandermark and a wonderful blend of improvisers – all recorded over the space of a few days in the Polish city of Krakow! The set's something of a follow-up to Vandermark's massive ... read moreCD
(In a beautiful fold-out package with individual paper sleeves.)
Ken Vandermark works here in musical modes first proposed by Joe McPhee – his famous concept of Po Music – performed here by a group that also features Joe, and a whole host of great players from the Chicago scene! Vandermark and McPhee have influenced each other a lot in the past few ... read moreCD
A group with players that you probably can't pronounce, but a sound that will grab you right away – a fantastic combination of vibes, saxes, and trombone – all set to some really great modal rhythms! The combo is led by Ville Vannemaa, who blows tenor and bass clarinet – but the ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record